76 DIY Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Love

Let friends and family know just how much you appreciate them with a handmade gift they'll actually want to grab on the way out the door.

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June 26, 2015

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Mini Succulents

These hearty plants are pretty, inexpensive and practically unkillable. For a special touch, pot in colored gravel or sand to match your wedding theme. Not sure where to buy succulents? Buy them in bulk for cheap by clicking the link below.

BUY IT: Amazon, $79.99, Set of 40

DIY Fancy Dipped Strawberries

Send your guests home with some sweetness by making homemade dipped strawberries. The dessert is simple to make and to embellish. Plus, they're delicious!

MAKE IT: 5 Easy Ways to Make Fancy Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Pie Party Favors

Send your guests home with petite pies to indulge in. Instead of spending money on boxes, wrap the desserts in unique cloth napkins they can keep after the sweets are gone.

MAKE IT: How to Make Miniature Pie Party Favors

Breezy Air Plants

Even easier to care for than succulents, air plants make a great wedding favor (and place holder) even for those without a green thumb. You can find these rustic beauties on thisfineday's Etsy shop but can also easily DIY a similar favor yourself.

Indulgent Breakfast Kit

Send your guests home with a ready-made breakfast for the morning after the wedding. Wrap the biscuits and jam jar in waxed paper, then tuck into a white pastry box and adorn with a strip of burlap, raffia ribbon and a sprig of greenery.

Make It: How to Make a Holiday Breakfast Kit

One-of-a-Kind Cocktail Kit

These rose and mint champagne cocktails make an elegant signature wedding drink and an even better party favor. Fill mason jars with dried rosebuds, attach a tag with the recipe and send guests home with some happy hour inspiration.

MAKE IT: Rose and Mint Champagne Cocktail Recipe

Rustic Bread

Having an intimate, rustic affair? Invite guests to break bread (literally) with fresh walnut-rosemary olive loaves tucked inside paper bags featuring the recipe.

MAKE IT: Walnut-Rosemary Olive Bread Recipe

Infused Sugars

For something really sweet, consider giving infused sugars like the ones shown here by Eden Passante of Sugar and Charm. Just layer sugar and the dry ingredient of your choice in a sealed container for a few days to let the flavor set. Try dried fruit, vanilla beans, coffee beans, lavender or all of the above!

To the Happy "Pear"

As a fun surprise at the end of your garden-inspired wedding, send guests home with this fresh, edible favor.

MAKE IT: Make a Pear Wedding Favor

Tiffany Blue Macarons

We've got your 'something blue' covered! These delicate treats look just like jewelry when packed in little boxes. (Hello, pearl dragées!)

MAKE IT: Tiffany-Blue Macarons With Orange Blossom Buttercream Recipe

Sparkler Send-Off Kits

Complete with a personal matchbook, this adorable, easy-to-make kit pulls double duty as both a favor and wedding send-off. MAKE THIS

Giant Cookies

Kim Stoegbauer of The TomKat Studio used a CD envelope as a clever wrapper for a giant homemade cookie. Attach printable tags and seal envelopes with decorative twine for favors that both music lovers and cookie monsters will appreciate.

MAKE IT: Giant M&M Cookies Recipe

Gourmet Chocolate Bars

Gourmet chocolate bars with custom labels make elegant goodies. Remove outer wrappers and cover bars in gold crepe paper. Then wrap our printable wrappers around the bar and secure with double-sided tape at the back. Embellish with paper rosebuds from craft stores for an unexpected 3D touch.

MORE IDEAS: Romantic DIY Wedding Ideas

Puppy Treats for Dog Lovers

Send your pet-loving guests home with a pretty bag of custom dog treats, so their fur kids aren’t left out of the festivities. For your friends who don’t have dogs? Put some human goodies out for them to take home.

MORE FROM: Say Yes to the Pet: 11 Ways to Include Your Dog in Your Wedding

S'more Kits

S’mores are easy and budget-friendly wedding favors that are perfect for a wedding any time of the year. Combine the classic s'more ingredients of a marshmallow and chocolate bar sandwiched between two graham crackers and place in a cellophane bag for a treat your guests are sure to love.

See More Photos: We Heart S'mores: 15 Delicious Recipes + Easy DIYs

Tins of Lip Balm

Whenever your guests clink their glasses at the reception, it's customary to kiss. Make sure your lips — and the lips of your loved ones — are smoochable by giving out DIY lip balm as a favor. You can make a plain version for the gents and add a little pigment for the ladies. Add custom stickers to tin lids and they're ready to go.

Make It: How to Make Lip Balm

Pass the Preserves

For a Southern affair, skip the candy bar and opt for sweet jams and other preserves. Peach jam was a major hit at this Georgia wedding.

MAKE IT: How to Make Jam Party Favors

Coffee Jars

You'll be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't love a jar of fresh-roasted coffee beans. MAKE THIS + GET THE FREE PRINTABLE

Cute Coasters

Instead of dropping tons of cash on personalized coasters (because who wants a coaster with your name and wedding date on it?), make stylish versions that your guests can and will want to use again and again. All you need to make these pretty wood coasters is a dead tree branch, a table saw and paint.

Make It: 10 Easy DIY Coasters to Gift or Keep

A Hot Favor

Spice things up by giving your guests the gift of hot sauce. Get five delicious hot sauce recipe ideas, plus these adorable (and free!) printable labels HERE.

Beautiful Fresh Cuts

These sweet mini arrangements can be used as place settings or as extra wedding decor. Just be sure to let your guests know they can take them home when they leave.

Heart-Shaped Tea Bags

This DIY from HonestlyYUM is one gift that your friends won’t be expecting. Inexpensive, inventive and useful, these coffee filter tea sachets are hand-cut and sewn, and filled with your choice of loose tea. GET THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Infused Simple Syrups

These sweet treats are a great way to punch up any beverage and will look super pretty on the favor table.

MAKE IT: How to Make Infused Simple Syrups

Apple Butter Jars

Spread the love with tiny jars of homemade apple butter. You can even include the recipe as a sweet bonus.

MAKE IT: Apple Butter Wedding Favors

Tunes for the Road

Guests can remember your special day with a playlist loaded with songs from your reception or songs that hold special meaning to you and your S.O. Load songs onto a CD or USB drive decorated with a custom label.

Infused Liquors

Give basic liquors a boost by infusing them with delicious ingredients your friends will swoon over. For guests 21 and over, of course.

MAKE IT: How to Make Your Own Flavored Liquors

DIY Essential Oils

Due to their many health, beauty and culinary uses, these fragrant oils are all the rage right now. Make your own from olive oil and plants from the garden and adorn with a tag customized to your wedding.

MAKE IT: Make Your Own Infused Oils

Family Recipe

Make your guests feel like part of the family by gifting them an heirloom recipe. Leave one at each place setting, or include in a gift bag with another small favor.

Spread the Love, Plant Some Seeds

We love the idea of displaying take-home wildflower seeds in an old wheelbarrow with a cute sign.

New Adventure Magnets

Use old, unused maps to make these cute and easy map magnets. For a personal touch, make them from a map of the bride and groom's hometown or state.

MAKE IT: DIY Stocking Stuffer: Make Easy, Personalized Magnets for Everyone on Your List

Sew Cute

Give your guests something practical, without sacrificing cuteness. These delightful DIY sewing kits are easy to make and are great to keep in a purse or car for fashion emergencies.

Cotton Candy

Send guests home with a nostalgic treat. Simply string a clothesline with bags of delicious cotton candy and a sweet note. Photo courtesy of Tim Robison Creative.

Mini LP Coasters

Share your love of music with your guests by turning mini LPs into drink coasters. Search for small vinyl albums or toy albums approximately 4 inches in diameter. Choose an assortment of colors for a playful look, or choose albums with the same coloring for a more cohesive feel. Go one step further and print custom sticker labels featuring the couple's names and wedding date.

Herbal Lotion Bars

Use the fresh herbs growing in your garden to make these lush herbal lotion bars. Wrap the finished bars in tissue paper, twine and fresh herbs for a tasteful presentation.

MAKE IT: Make Your Own Herbal Lotion Bars

Mocha Magic

For a favor your guests will be anxious to use, make your own mocha latte mix in super cute test tubes. MAKE THIS + GET THE FREE PRINTABLE

Candy Kit Bottles

Give just the right amount of something sweet by filling small glass vials with various candies. Nerds, Sour Worms and Snowcaps are great options for catering to different candy preferences.

Bubbles for Adults

Mini pink champagne bottles are adorable adult-only favors. Wrap each bottle with a rectangle of printable scrapbook paper and add a personalized tag to the front. Just download our templates and add your text using word processing software.

Bubbles for Kids

While adults get the alcoholic bubbly, regular soap bubbles with custom labels will keep young ones happy. Bubbles are also a popular alternative to messy rice, confetti or streamers for the couple's send-off.

Letters of Love

Create several gifts from one vintage license plate with cut metal keychains. Search antique stores for old steel plates ranging in different letters and numbers. Use metal snips to cut out the letters and numbers, then sandpaper the edges. Add a hole along the top with a drill and a 1/8-inch drill bit, then attach a metal key ring into the hole.

Homemade Candy

Who can resist a candy buffet? Stock apothecary jars with homemade truffles and provide take-out boxes to transport the treats. Decorate each box with a sweet printable tag and ribbon to match.

Double-Duty Terrarium

A charming place holder that doubles as a sweet party favor, this DIY terrarium place holder via Green Wedding Shoes is the perfect, easy craft that is sure to impress your guests.

Souvenir Favor

For this travel-inspired wedding, the couple repurposed vintage cast-iron airplanes into double-duty place cards and favors for guests. Simple card stock was attached to the planes with baker's twine to indicate where each guest would sit.

A Little Glitz

Send guests home with a little sparkle. Glitter-dipped cooking spoons are a useful, glam favor that will remind guests of all the fun they had at your wedding every time they cook! MAKE THIS

Bring on the Birds

This biodegradable bird seed ornament by Down in the Boondocks will have your guests remembering your unique wedding every time a new songbird stops by for a visit.

MAKE IT: Kids' Craft: Bird Seed Christmas Ornaments

Country Classic

Great as a vase and perfect to send home with family and friends, personalized Mason jars are just the thing for a rustic country wedding. If glass etching is too time-consuming, try frosted glass spray paint instead for an instant etched look.

How to Throw a DIY Glass Etching Party

DIY Mug Cakes

Cake in a mug makes for a delicious and thoughtful gift. Include the recipe as a sweet bonus and top with colorful lids for a bright display.

MAKE IT: 2 Mug Cake Recipes

Candy Holders

Place cards are inserted into Ferrero Rocher candies for a tasty display. To create your own, simply affix labels with the name and table number to coffee stir sticks, then push the stick through the center of the candy.

Tiny Bubbles

Give the bride and groom a photo-worthy send-off with mini party bubbles. To tie the bubbles in with the theme of the wedding, place them in sheer-hued favor bags.

Sugar and Spice

These infused spices are a custom treat that will make it past the ride home and into some of your guests' favorite dishes.

MAKE IT: How to Make a Sweet and Salty Spice Gift Basket

Summer Sprays

Get bitten by love — not bugs. If you’re getting married in a warmer month or live in an insect-prone region, fashion a handy bug-spray station to help guests ward off those pesky bugs. Fill with mini bug spray cans for your guests to take home afterwards and enjoy all summer long.

MAKE IT: Homemade Herbal Bug Repellent Spray

Hot Chocolate

Great for a colder-season wedding, these delectable coconut chocolate spoons are a delicious way to say, "Thank you."

MAKE IT: How to Make Coconut Hot Chocolate Spoons

DIY Hand Warmers

You can't go wrong with a favor that doubles as a cozy gift! If your wedding is in the winter, keep your guests toasty with these thoughtful hand warmers.

MAKE IT: DIY Hand Warmers: Give the Gift of Toasty Fingers

Burgers + Fries To Go

After a long night of festivities, your guests might need a snack for the road. Mini sliders with shot glasses of french fries will give guests a quick energy boost for the ride home. You can even throw in tiny milkshakes!

GET THE RECIPE: Bacon and Ranch Cajun Baby Cheeseburgers

Garden Markers

Upcycle utensils into herb markers for your guests' garden with help from a letter and number stamp kit.

Heirloom Tomato Plants

Locally grown produce plants are an eco-friendly favor that guests can enjoy all season long.

SEE MORE : 9 Tips and Ideas for an Eco-Friendly Wedding

Sweet Orange Ginger Tea

Combine your favorite spices in adorable glass bottles to create a custom tea blend for wedding guests.

Mini Evergreen Trees

Leave guests with a gift that they can plant and watch grow. These evergreen seedling favors will grow into full-sized Christmas trees in the right conditions. DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE TAG

Fuse Bead Drink Covers + Coasters

Keep bugs out of drinks during your summer wedding with these fun fuse bead drink covers that also double as coasters.

MAKE IT: DIY Citrus-Inspired Perler Bead Drink Covers + Coasters

Fresh Fruit

Great for a summer wedding, fresh fruit is a healthy treat everyone can enjoy. For an extra-special touch, package seasonal goodies in cute color-coordinated boxes, like these ladybug boxes from PartyPail.

Place Card Journals

Save money by combining your favors and your place cards. You can buy inexpensive blank journals in bulk and add stamped labels bearing each guest's name. Voilà, a terrific two-in-one gift.

DIY Bath Bombs

These favors may look like sweets, but they're actually sweets for your bathtub! Make bath bombs in a muffin tin as a quick-yet-thoughtful gift for your guests.

MAKE IT: DIY Natural Bath Bombs: The Perfect Gift for a Group

Seed Starters

A trio of seed-starting tubes are adorned with a sweet message to create a unique and memorable wedding favor for your garden-inspired event.

MAKE IT: DIY Seed Starter Wedding Favor

Mini Pinecone Firestarters

For your guests who have fireplaces or love camping, these homemade firestarters are quick and easy to make. They smell yummy, too, thanks to pine and eucalyptus essential oils. Fill a glass jar with the dried, wax-covered pinecones and tie on a hand-lettered label with twine.

MAKE IT: How to Make Eucalyptus-Pine Firestarters

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups

Give guests a warm, sweet drink to enjoy during the holiday season, plus a felt drink sleeve they can use all year long. Add peanut butter and chocolate chips to a disposable coffee cup, then guests just add steamy milk and enjoy!

MAKE IT: Create Hot Chocolate Favors With Felt Cup Covers

Shrinky Dink Charms

Dress up your drinks with shrinky (but definitely not dinky) charms that your guests can take home as a wedding favor.

MAKE IT: DIY Charms That Are Shrinky, But Definitely Not Dinky

Bee My Honey

Harvest honey from your own beehive or buy locally and divide into small, adorable jars for the yummiest gift your guests could ask for!

Sugar and Spice Pecans

Perfect for winter weddings, these easy, on-the-go snacks make great favors that your guests can enjoy (and appreciate!) on their ride home.

MAKE IT: Food Gifts With a DIY Twist

Pickled Produce

Do you love to garden? Try pickling your produce to give guests a charming country treat and ensure none of your bountiful veggies go to waste.

Cookie-Cutter Candles

Repurpose inexpensive cookie cutters that fit your wedding theme into charming candles by melting blocks of crafting wax in a pan on a stovetop, pouring the liquefied wax inside of the cookie cutters and adding a wick before the wax hardens.

Treats To-Go

Send guests home in style with neatly packaged "to-go" boxes. White bakers' boxes lined with parchment paper are the perfect containers for filling with treats. Print and cut out these festive tags, hand-stamp guests' names and string onto red-and-white kitchen twine.

Allergy-Friendly Nut Butter Cups

If peanut allergies are a concern for some guests, these treats can be made using a variety of nut and seed butters that are just as delicious as the real deal. Package in cellophane bags adorned with a bow for a gorgeous display.

GET THE RECIPE: Homemade Nut Butter Cups

Rose Body Scrub

Make your own rose body scrub that your guests are sure to appreciate. Mix together equal parts coarse sea salt and almond oil then stir in two tablespoons of dried rose petals. Place the mixture into small jars for guests to take home.

Chocolate-Dipped Fortune Cookies

Love is in the air — treat your guests to heart-covered, white chocolate-dipped fortune cookies in a crafty (and cute!) Chinese takeout box.

MAKE IT: Valentine's Day Kids' Craft: White-Chocolate-Dipped Fortune Cookies

Plant a Tree

Give a gift that keeps on giving when you supply guests with a way to plant their very own Scotch pine tree. Make your own kit, or buy it premade from MorganTheCreator on Etsy.

Mixed Nuts

For a fall or winter wedding, a more substantial edible favor is in order. Pour homemade spiced nuts, trail mix or granola into Mason jars, then customize with a printed label or some attractive washi tape.

Catch the Wind

For an outdoor wedding, how about a lighthearted pinwheel to catch the breeze? Make pinwheels to match the wedding's color palette, and include the name of the couple and the date of the wedding. Blank paper pinwheels can be purchased from Paper Source, along with ribbon, paint, stamps and more.

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